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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:19 PM
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Democrats dominated local elections in Connecticut.
t's dangerous to read anything too profound into scattered off-year election results across the nation or in Connecticut, for that matter.

In this state, results showed Democrats doing what they do here dominating. For the most part they held onto long-held mayoral seats (Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, etc.) and, impressively, electing mayors in places such as New Britain and Middletown where they'd been on the outside.

But it would be a mistake to regard Tuesday's voting as a referendum on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's overall performance or on the quality of the response to the massive power failure caused by the Oct. 29 snowstorm.


http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-local-elections-20111113,0,6555935.story
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:23 PM
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1. Trumbull and Monroe re-elected their pro-corporate First Selectmen.
On the other hand, these areas have always been Republican. In Trumbull's case, the First Selectman is a true thug who sends his Mommy (Board Of Education Member) out to fight for him.
At least Fairfield voted the correct way.
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NutmegYankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:31 PM
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2. My town went heavily blue.
I was actually kind of shocked it was such a blowout.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:39 PM
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3. So did mine
The town Republicans went from having about of the representatives to a hair more than . That means the number of Dems almost doubled.

Of course, according to the CT Post, we all voted for the status quo. :eyes:
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